Judson ISD

Entries for month: November 2017

Judson MS Principal Sticks Around For A Good Cause

The Judson Middle School journalism department, under the direction of Kayleigh Franklin, worked on a fundraiser to raise money for creating the first ever Judson MS newspaper, The Paw Print. Money was raised in the form of selling pieces of tape to attach Principal Liza Guerrero to the wall during the student lunches. For an hour and a half, over 700 feet of tape was put toward taping Principal Guerrero successfully to the wall. As you can see from the photo, there is no getting out of that. The students who participated received a pass to enjoy the courtyard after their lunch. With the money that was raised, the journalism staff will be able to publish the first edition of The Paw Print on the first week of December.

Wagner Volleyball Star Signs National Letter of Intent

Wagner High School volleyball player Brittani Vialdores signed her National Letter of Intent with the University of South Carolina Aiken.  Brittani is a three year starting lettermen for the Lady Thunderbirds. Every year she led her team and the district in blocking.  She was selected for the All-District teams as a sophomore and junior as well as the All-District Academic team all three years.  Brittani will major in nursing at USC Aiken. Congratulations to her and her family.

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 11-16-17

Agenda of Regular School Board Meeting


The Board of Trustees

Judson ISD

A Regular School Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Judson ISD will be held November 16, 2017, beginning at 7:00 PM in the ERC Board Room, 8205 Palisades Dr., Live Oak, Texas.
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.
A. Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance
1. Douglas Smith-JECA
2. James Rose-JECA
3. Lucas Smith-JECA
4. Katerina Blake-JECA
5. Jesus Hernandez-IB program at JHS
6. Cherish Long-JECA
7. Thomas Daly V-JECA
8. Tom Daly IV-JECA
9. Chief Teresa Ramon-Police Dept. Yam Drive
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Board Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on October 19 and the Special Meeting held on November 1, 2017
B. Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of October 31, 2017
C. Consider and take action regarding approving Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000
D. Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals 16-01 Fundraiser Products and Services
E. Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposal 17-35 General and Instructional Supplies
F. Consider and take action regarding approving the Judson Independent School District's Annual Financial Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2017 (pulled-Paschall)
G. Consider and take action regarding approving the 2017 Tax Roll
H. Consider and take action regarding approving the Second Reading of the following LOCAL Policies:
1. CDC(LOCAL):  Other Revenues - Gifts and Solicitations
2. CJ(LOCAL):  Contracted Services
3. DC(LOCAL):  Employment Practices
4. DFAA(LOCAL):  Probationary Contracts - Suspension/Termination During Contract
5. DFBA(LOCAL):  Term Contracts - Suspension/Termination During Contract
6. GE(LOCAL):  Relations with Parent Organizations
I. Consider and take action regarding approving the District Improvement Plan (pulled, Kenoyer)
J. Consider and take action regarding approving an agreement with San Antonio Water System to install a Water Easement.
A. Consider and take possible action regarding TEKS Resource System to assist schools in meeting the high standard of rigor and relevance required in the TEKS and on STAAR Assessment (passed)
B. Consider and take possible action regarding approving Ballot Cast for Bexar Appraisal District Board of Directors Casting Votes By Resolution (passed)
C. Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Texas Educators Vote Resolution (amended-passed)
D. Consider and take possible action regarding approving a resolution to initiate the process of the Judson ISD becoming a District of Innovation (passed)
E. Consider and take possible action regarding approving Inductees to the Judson Civic and Athletic Hall of Honor as Selected by the Hall of Honor Committees (passed)
F. Consider and take possible action regarding approving a new JISD Board Liaison for the Judson Education Foundation Board of Directors (passed, Ms. Kenoyer new liaison)
G. Consider and take possible action to implement transportation services to areas that pose a potential high risk hazard for students (Macias) (pulled)
H. Consider and take possible action to initiate a study, and possible resolution, to maintain student achievement/standards at JISD to grade level and above (Macias) (passed 4-3 Salinas, Paschall and Rodriguez dissenting)
I. Consider and take possible action regarding Early College High School Revised Option for three (3) Comprehensive High Schools and Judson Early College Academy (JECA) (Amended-passed)
J. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments
1. Executive Director (passed)
A. Superintendent Report
1. Construction Report
B. Update on Statement of Impact by Single Seed Enrichment School
C. First Reading of the following Local Policies:
1. BBE (LOCAL):  Board Members Authority
2. CDA (LOCAL):  Other Revenues - Investments
3. CKC (LOCAL):  Safety Program/Risk Management - Emergency Plans
4. CNA (LOCAL):  Transportation Management - Student Transportation
5. CO (LOCAL):  Food Services Management
6. DF (LOCAL):  Termination of Employment
7. DH (LOCAL):  Employee Standards of Conduct
8. EJ (LOCAL):  Academic Guidance Program
9. FEA (LOCAL):  Attendance - Compulsory Attendance
10. FFAA (LOCAL):  Wellness and Health Services - Physical Examinations
11. FFF (LOCAL):  Student Welfare - Student Safety
12. FFI (LOCAL):  Student Welfare - Freedom from Bullying
13. GKA (LOCAL):  Community Relations - Conduct on School Premises
14. GKC (LOCAL):  Community Relations - Visitors
15. GKE (LOCAL):  Community Relations - Business, Civic and Youth Groups
D. Update on Judson Education Foundation Financial Matter
E. Discuss the Benefits/Risks of Self-funded Health Insurance Plans (Macias)
F. Discuss writing a policy that the Board authorize and review Underwriters (Paschall)
G. Discuss Senate Bill 725 - Creating and Operating District Food Pantry (Paschall)
H. Update on Board Advisory Committees
I. Update on Board Training, Conferences, Events and Consider Future Agenda Item Requests by Board Members
A. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel
A. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel (passed)

Judson's Angela Ramirez Signs With Trinity Valley

Angela Ramirez, a 4-year letterman for the Judson softball program this year has signed to play next year at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas.  She recently participated in the Texas Girls' Coaches Association All-Star Game in Austin last summer and represented Judson very well.  Early in her career as a freshman she made 2nd team All-District and then blossomed as a player during her sophmore and junior years to be named 1st team All-District. That is quite a step up!  Congratulations to her and best of luck in her senior year and all her future college endeavors.

Angela with Head Softball Coach Theresa Urbanovsky


A Capitol Experience for Kirby MS Student Council

Seeing the Texas Capitol building is a tremendous experience for just about anyone...the history, the iconic buildings and the lawmaking process.  The Kirby Middle School Student Council recently traveled to Austin with the idea to soak up some specific aspects of the Capitol...the architecture, Texas history, and the legislative process.  Their lesson on lawmaking was taught by State Representative John Kuempel. A big thank you to him for taking the time with our students.